Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Covington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
I just drove!

Henry

32 years of experience
133 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was wonderful! He messaged to keep me in the loop as to when he would be there, and ended up staying late to make sure my car was fixed so I could get to work the next morning. So appreciated!! Would absolutely use Henry again

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Did the work great and fast. He knows what he is doing.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Regarding my Toyota 2001 XL. I required several automotive services to be done. The car needed the following: Timing Belt, Water Pump , Power Steering Belt & Serpentine Belt Replacement: Spark Plugs & Valve Cover Gasket replacement; 02 Oxygen Sensor Replacement ( Code p1135) PVC Valve Replacement: Drivers side door handle Replacement: Throttle Body Maintenance: This was my first time using Auto Mechanic online for Automotive Service: My appointment was set-up for 02/19/2018 Presidents day. The technician to performed the above mentioned automotive service was Mr. Jamahl Walker. On my appointment date Mr. Jamahl Walker showed up as promised at 08;55 am ahead of the scheduled appointment time. From the moment of introducing himself, he was extremely courteous and respectful. He provided an overview of his automotive training and stated that his father was a master mechanic and worked under him for several years. Indeed! it was a pleasure watching how Jamahl performed and install the various parts on my car. He could explain how the various parts worked in conjunction with each other. At the end of the day I highly recommend Mr. Jamahl Walker and his workmanship. On a scale of 1 thru 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 highest I rate Mr. Jamahl Walker a 5+++++.

Ryan

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Ryan
14 years of experience
Ryan was the Bomb dot Com. He really knows what he's doing. He brought to my attention was needs to be done next. The dealer told me something else that was like $1,400. To replace my Power Steering rack. Ryan says all I need to do is change the pump it will stop the leak. He explained over time the brackets get loose and it needs to be changed. I definitely want him to service my car again. He replaced my Water pump and thermostat added coolant he told me I needed another one because it wasn't enough. But overall Ryan was excellent. Thanks a million

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honorio was on time, he was an experienced mechanic.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
Junard did a great job switching out the water pump on the 2003 Focus. The tight engine bay did not make it easy for him. He was thorough in making sure there were no coolant leaks or circulation problems and that all belts were tight and did not squeak. Great service and saved me 200 dollars compared to other shops. Once again a very difficult job considering the engine layout.

Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
I highly recommend Patrick. He's very courteous, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations!! I can't thank him enough for being available to get my van back on the road!! Any future work I have I will ask for him as long as he's available!! Thank you again!!!

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
I was most impressed with the gentleman's sincerity and professionalism. I will be utilizing this service in the future, bet that.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Covington?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Covington. Our mechanics in Covington are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Covington.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2004 Volvo S80 $800 $423.74 $375.95 13% $928.99
2004 Chevrolet Tracker $928 $95.96 $831.89 23% $1213.96
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $534 $365.95 $167.97 9% $591.70
2010 BMW 650i $632 $344.05 $287.96 13% $731.05
2013 Porsche Boxster $691 $483.29 $207.97 9% $762.79

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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